Curious Beauty

Location
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Category
Exhibitions
Dates
Friday 27th May (10:00) - Sunday 4th September 2016 (17:00)
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FREE. For further information see the Barber Website

Playful putti, nude nymphs and sinister satyrs adorn the intricate and imaginative 'Suite de Vases' by Ennemond-Alexandre Petitot (1727 – 1801).

This display showcases eleven of his beautifully eccentric, neoclassical drawings for ornamental vases, engraved by Benigno Bossi (1727 – 1792). First published as a set of 31 plates in 1764, they combine Petitot’s architectural training and a decorative French aesthetic to create some of the most innovative and attractive vase designs of the 18th century.